CHRIS MALCHER PERFORMS AT SPRING STORIES FROM BROOKLYN AND BEYOND SHOWCASE

April 29, 2021

So this is an Irish song called the Gypsy Rover, or otherwise known as the Whistling Gypsy Rover. So, here we go.

The gypsy rover came over the hill,
Down through valley so shady;
He whistled and he sang,
Till the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

Ah di doo ah di doo dah day,
Ah di doo ah di day di,
He whistled and he sang,
Till the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

She left her father’s castle gates;
She left her own fond lover,
She left her servants and her estate,
To follow the gypsy rover.

The father settled up his fastest speed,
He rolled up valleys all over,
He sought his daughter at great speed;
And the whistling gypsy rover.

Ah di doo ah di doo dah day,
Ah di doo ah di day di,
He whistled and he sang,
Till the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

He came at last to the mansion fine,
Down by the valley [inaudible 00:01:58.723],
And there was music;
And there was wine,
For the gypsy and his lady.

“He is no gypsy my father,” she said,
But Lord of these lands all over;
And I shall stay till my dying day,
With my whistling gypsy rover.

Ah di doo ah di doo dah day,
Ah di doo ah di day di,
He whistled and he sang,
‘Til the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

The gypsy and his lady made a family,
With three beautiful children
And in few short years he passed away
And said was a heart of a lady.

The gypsy was proud of his own sweet wife,
She missed him whistling and singing,
After 50 years, her time had come,
To hear him sing in heaven forever.

Ah di doo ah di doo dah day,
Ah di doo ah di day di,
He whistled and he sang,
‘Til the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

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